# How do you solve 3x - 1 = 9?

Apr 28, 2018

$x = \frac{10}{3}$

#### Explanation:

$3 x - 1 = 9$

Adding $1$ to both sides

$3 x - 1 + 1 = 9 + 1$

$3 x = 10$

Divide both sides by the coefficient of $x$

$\frac{3 x}{3} = \frac{10}{3}$

$x = \frac{10}{3}$